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'''Upton Sinclair Jr.''' (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968) was an American writer who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres. Sinclair's work was well-known and popular in the first half of the twentieth century, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943. In 1906, Sinclair acquired particular fame for his classic Muckraker|muckraking novel ''The Jungle'', which exposed conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. In 1919, he published ''The Brass Check'', a muckraking Exposé (journalism)|exposé of American journalism that publicized the issue of yellow journalism and the limitations of the “free press” in the United States. Four years after publication of ''The Brass Check'', the first code of ethics for...
Birth nameUpton Beall Sinclair Jr.
Birth date{{Birth date|1878|9|20|mf=y}}
Birth placeBaltimore, Maryland, United States
SpouseMeta Fuller (1902–11)
Mary Craig Kimbrough, (1913–61)
Mary Elizabeth Willis (1961–67)
Death date{{Death date and age|1968|11|25|1878|9|20}}
Death placeBound Brook, New Jersey, United States
OccupationNovelist, writer, journalist, political activist, politician
NationalityAmericans|American
SignatureUpton Sinclair signature.svg}}
ContributionUpton Sinclair | publisher = PB works | url = http://pressinamerica.pbworks.com/w/page/18360241/Upton%20Sinclair | title = Press in America}}. ''Time'' magazine called him "a man with every gift except humor and silence".{{Citation | publisher = Time | url = http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,868072,00.html | title = Books | contribution = Uppie's Goddess | date = November 18, 1957 | accessdate = November 6, 2010}}. He is also well remembered for the line: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."{{cite book |last=Sinclair |first=Upton |date=1994 |title=I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=OqqpXJy-fRwC&pg=PA109 |location=Berkeley, CA |publisher=University of California Press |page=109 |isbn=978-0-520-08197-0 |ref={{sfnRef|''I, Candidate for Governor''}}}} He used this line in speeches and the book about his campaign for governor as a way to explain why the editors and publishers of the major newspapers in California would not treat seriously his proposals for old age pensions and other progressive reforms.{{sfn|''I, Candidate for Governor''}}
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